Outgoing NC House minority leader named to Court of Appeals

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Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 10:32 AM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The outgoing leader of North Carolina House Democrats is joining the state Court of Appeals.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced, on Wednesday, that he’s appointed Rep. Darren Jackson of Wake County to the seat being vacated by Phil Berger Jr., who was elected to the state Supreme Court last month.

Jackson won reelection to his House seat but decided against running for minority leader again, citing disappointing election results for his party.

Jackson serves through 2022 but can seek a full eight-year term then. Wake County Democrats also now must choose someone to fill Jackson’s two-year House term.

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